IO Interactive has announced that the upcoming Hitman has been delayed.
Hitman will no longer release in December 2015. The game has been pushed into March 2016. IO Interactive has stated that the delay will allow them to add more launch content.
“These few extra months will mean we can add more to the launch content of the game, more than we had originally planned, and then follow with a tighter frequency of updates, which ultimately will create a better game for everyone,” the studio stated. “And in the end, that’s what we’re all looking for.”
“Moving a launch date is never an easy decision. We know it’s frustrating to have to wait a bit longer for the game, but we truly believe it will mean we can deliver a better launch and overall experience.”
Hitman is due to release digitally on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. A physical version of the game is expected to release later in 2016, though it has not been confirmed exactly when a disc will be available. IO has stated that they will share more details about a release date next week, and further discuss the scope of the release package.